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Ask HN: A Fresh Set of Eyes
14 points by doesitmatter42 4 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments
I'm in my mid forties and recently came across the work of Joseph Campbell. Have been pretty agnostic my whole life (and from that perch looked down on religious types) I feel like I have discovered a whole another mode of thinking about self and the world we live in. Which made me think that, as we get older and more set in our ways, it's not very often that we get to see the world around us with a fresh set of eyes. I'm curious, to those of you who have lived life a bit and found something that altered your view of the world, what was it, how was that experience?

If you really watch this and you really listen to it, and really think about it, it will change the way you treat people:


It's kind of shocking to me that so many people don't understand that others have different perspectives and meanings to life and don't think exactly the same as them.

dfw's point is deeper (and its implications more shocking): most people don't realize other people exist (in the same way that they themselves do).

i.e. This Is Water - Full version-David Foster Wallace Commencement Speech

i agree

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